Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

I am bad...I didn't do a menu this week.  I was exhausted yesterday after the busy weekend, and we are going to just pull out of freezer this week, but not sure what yet..I decided each of us will pick what we want for one day. :-)

Monday - ate out
Tuesday - Ham and Scallop Potatoes
Wednesday - 
Thursday - 
Friday - dance competition
Saturday - dance competition
Sunday - dance competition

Thursday, March 26, 2009

$5 Dinners

In the process of viewing blogsites on OAMC, I stumbled across a site that doesn't neccessarily do OAMC but felt it was worth posting about because the purpose of the website is to do a dinner each night for $5 or under.  It is just proof that you can do dinner cheaply and still have the quality and taste you want.  I am sure that many of the recipes after glancing at them, could be adapted to freeze.  The website is http://www.5dollardinners.com.
Be sure to check it out and try it for yourself and see what you can cook for $5.  Let me know how it turns out.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

It's that time again.  I will say that it helped  knowing what we were having for the week.

Monday - Salsibury Patties

Tuesday - Swiss Steak (we didn't have it last week, as we were out and got busy and ended up having homemade pizzas again)

Wednesday - Ham and scalloped potatoes

Thursday - Macaroni Casserole

Friday - (on own)

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

How much does it cost to cook for a month

I have been telling everyone that I can shop for $150 per month.  Here's an article I came across today, where someone else talks about how much they spent.  Check out this article.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

March Freezer Swap

We have decided on a menu for us for March. I will post the recipes as I get time.

Tami - Hoehn's Beans
     Wild Rice Soup
             Easy Macaroni Casserole
             Angel Hair Pasta           

Tina - Ham and Scallop Potatoes
            Chicken Piccatta
            Salsibury Patties
            Creamy Garlic Pasta
**My meals are the same as February, as we didn't end up cooking in February for a swap because Tami had to be off work for a surgery and so we made the decision not to swap.

Recipes are up!

I posted the recipes for the meals we have planned for the week.  So all you have to do is click on the link to see the recipes.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Menu Plan Mondays

I am joining over 400 women who blog and post their weekly menus online so we can share ideas, save money and know what we are having for dinner, without having to stress about what we are going to do for dinner. I will try and post the recipes I use for each dinner.  Here is my first attempt, if you click on the weekly menus online above it will take you to the list of the other 400+ menus.  All my recipes unless otherwise noted, will be from my freezer.  I am going to try and post how much each recipe costs in the future, I can tell you that most of my meals are under $6.50 per meal, as I normally spend around $150-175 per month.  The main site that does the MPM's (Menu Plan Monday's) is called $5 dinners.  All the meals are under $5 each meal.  So you can eat healthy, and have variety and still each cheap.

Monday - Homemade Pizza's (individually made using the 5 minute bread recipe)

Tuesday - Montreal Chicken, Sweet Potato Fries, and green beans

Wednesday - Lite Fettuccine Alfredo

Thursday - Tacos

Friday - Leftovers (no one is home together on Friday's)

Saturday - Beef Barley Soup

Sunday - Swiss Steak, mashed potatoes, corn

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Great Website

I found a great website that has lots of recipes, and information on OAMC.  http://erratichomemaker.blogspot.com/  She has lots of good recipes, some I have tried, some I plan to try soon!  So check it out when you get time!

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Everyone loves this!  It is great with celery, chips, corn chips, anything, you want to use to dip with it!  

3/4 cup Frank's hot sauce*
2 1/2 cups-3 cups of shredded or chopped chicken ( great recipe to make with leftovers)
16 oz. Cream Cheese (2 packages)
1 cup Ranch dressing
1 1/2 cups shredded cheese ( I used a cheddar, but you could use anything)

Gently heat hot sauce and chicken and then add cream cheese and ranch, stirring often till melted and creamy. Add cheese, continue stirring until smooth. Serve with taco chips, crackers or celery. Serve immediately or cool and freeze. Thaw before reheating.

You can serve by microwaving, and heating through, or put in crockpot on warm/low if wanting for a party or company.

*You can use any tobasco sauce/hot sauce.